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“History unfolding before your eyes”

German National Museum of Contemporary History
Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Bonn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I am staying at Marriott Cologne and took a weekend trip to Bonn just to explore; Bonn was the old capital of Germany and I tried to take the river cruise but was bit late and took the train. From the train station I walked to Beethoven;s house, two old churches and walked into this museum. Just amazing history of Germany from 1945 to now, the world war II and it;s impact on Germany and the path to Democratic Nation. You need at least 3 to 4 hours. I walked 21, 00 steps in one day. When you are in Germany, spend time in Cologne, Frankfurt, Bonn, Berlin, Heidelberg and Hamburg.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I am a history teacher and I have been to quiete a few museums bit this one is exceptional. All the exhibitions are presented in a smart, educating and entertaining way which invites to experience history. Additionally they show very remarkable artefacts like the Barret of Montgomery, the notes of Günter Schabowski and many many more. Tours to nearby places of history start in the foyer. All that is free! The entry and the tours!
If you feel hungry or tired grab something to eat or a coffee in the cafeteria which is better than some restaurants.
All in all....you must see this museum!!

3  Thank gerbeer
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The museum had a lot of areas to explore---mainly documents and propaganda posters. The main signs that detailed history were in both English and German. Also, they had a pamphlet guide in English. However, most of the individual displays did not have English. The cafe does not accept credit cards.

2  Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very nice and reminded me of the old China. really like the tour guide and the Stories from them. They have english and german tours where you can ask all questions that you have interests. had the Chance to talk with a guy working in the cafe inside. He has also worked there during the Special years.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a must for those interested in post-war German history. The displays are well laid-out and although a knowledge of the German language would be useful, the salient facts are also in English. Best of all - it's free!

1  Thank MObelf
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